Curtis Walden, Ronald David Smalls & Kenneth Edward Greene
The Blenders (4) (Orange, New Jersey)
Curtis Walden Jr.
Ronald David Smalls
Kenneth Edward Greene
1959 - Angel / Old Mac Donald (Wanger 189)
Ronald David Smalls was born on September 27, 1942 in Orange, New Jersey. What a gift he was to be born on his father’s birthday. Ronald attended the public schools of East Orange, graduating from East Orange High School in 1961. He was actively involved in sports and music. Ronald played three instruments in the band. He played on the East Orange All-State Champion Football Team and he was a champion Javelin Thrower. In 1958, with High School friends, Curtis Walden Jr., Kenneth Edward Greene, — Farrar and — Peters Jr. they form a vocal group called The Blenders.
Curtis Walden Ronald David Smalls Kenneth Edward Greene
The five boys compose two songs “I Fell In Love With An Angel” and ”Old Mac Donald”. The Blenders pass an audition with Castino Queen of C&M Records. C&M Records was a small recording company operating out of a storefront at 439 Pennington Street in nearby Elizabeth, NJ..The owners of C&M were Castino Queen and Mary Linkowich, hence the “C” & ”M”. Castino Queen liked the two songs and recorded them in New York. “Angel” and ”Old Mac Donald” came out on the Wanger Label, a C&M subsidiary in Avril 1959. The C&M/Wanger label ran into financial diffiulties and finally closed its doors in the early 1960’s.
(updated by Hans-Joachim)
Angel Old Mac Donald